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Analyst/Sr Analyst, Network Planning and Scheduling

Analyst/Sr Analyst, Network Planning and Scheduling

Date:  Sep 27, 2022

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)  
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 62279 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

  • This job is a member of the Network and Schedule Planning Team.
  • Responsible for joining the Schedule Analysis and Infrastructure Planning group which plays a central role in the formulation of our long-term infrastructure strategy in collaboration with several teams inside and outside network planning and leverages the power of analytics to ensure our schedules maximize profitability while meeting operational requirements.
  • Responsible for analyzing and developing future network schedules that are designed to maximize American’s profitability, working collaboratively with all groups within the Network Planning and the rest of the Commercial organization.

What you'll do

  • Builds, maintains, and enhances vendor and in-house tools, as well as reports that support the Planning and Scheduling groups, and other stakeholders
  • Gathers business requirements, validating assumptions and methodology, and presenting recommendations to various levels of leadership
  • Coordinate with stakeholders in Network Planning, Operations Research, IT, OPP, Maintenance, Corporate Real Estate IOC, and other key stakeholders to ensure alignment between operational and financial priorities
  • Focuses on forecasting and analysis to support various strategic initiatives in our current forecasting system (IFS), as well as making contributions to developing our next generation forecasting system (NGFS)and fleet assignment model (FAM)
  • Analyzes airline operations through developing, maintaining, and enhancing statistical and business models 
  • Applies analytical modeling and data optimizing methods using advanced MS Excel to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, growth evaluations and financial analyses
  • Evaluates the financial impact of changes in block time, Minimum on Ground time (MOGT), Minimum Connect Time (MCT), and other structural inputs in collaboration with Scheduling, Ops Planning & Performance (OPP), Maintenance Planning, and other relevant internal and external teams
  • Develops strategies for reducing congestion at hubs through utilizing alternative fleet deployment techniques or increasing runway utilization
  • Develop schedule KPIs to analyze schedules in order to develop robust schedules that improve connectivity
  • Collaborates with Corporate Real Estate, Financial Planning and others on the development and approval of long term airport infrastructure investment strategies at American's hubs and strategic spokes
  • Develops the documentation, socialization, and maintenance of schedule standards.
  • Facilitates and analyzes schedule adjustments that enable successful execution at hub/station level.
  • Coordinates master calendar of schedule production and capacity forecasts in collaboration with the Network Planning and Scheduling team using tools such as AirVision (Sabre) and Gate Planner

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a business or aviation-related field from an accredited four-year university with an approaching graduation date (December 2022 or May 2023)


Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Thorough understanding of the airline business, commercial goals and how to translate these into strategic network and fleet plans
  • Proven financial and analytical skills, including ability to logically structure analysis of complex issues and develop creative solutions
  • Flexibility in adapting to new ideas/approaches and business processes
  • Ability to work with cross-functional groups and quickly develop relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels within the organization as well as external contacts
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis
  • Advanced Excel skills required

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more

Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 62279 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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